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Construction companies head to Dubai on Midlands Engine mission

Thirteen construction companies from the Midlands are heading to Dubai this month as part of a Midlands Engine visit to fly the flag for British expertise and innovation.

The delegation, organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) in the Midlands, will see the businesses visit The Big 5 exhibition, the largest construction event in the Middle East with more than 3,000 exhibitors from 142 countries.

They will be flying out on 20 November to get ready for the exhibition, which takes place between 21 to 24 November.

Ian Harrison, Acting Director, Department for International Trade in the Midlands, said:

“The Midlands Engine mission to Dubai is a huge opportunity for businesses in the construction sector. Not only will they get to visit the exhibition, attend seminars and have the scope for individual meetings, they will also get the chance to spend a day in Abu Dhabi and find out more about how they can get involved in the EXPO 2020.
“The Midlands has world-leading capabilities when it comes to innovation and quality. Being able to take these companies to showcase their work is a real boost and, as our Exporting is GREAT campaign demonstrates, there are some amazing international opportunities out there. Never before has it been so important to expand internationally and the Department of International Trade has the expertise to help businesses of all sizes succeed.”

There are currently more than 250 live export opportunities in the construction sector, from a call for waste water treatment plants in Morocco and light fittings in Kuwait to a need for road contractors in Uganda and railway engineering products in Japan:

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